The Great Pick Up Line
Welcome Jen Talty as they share their Great Pick Up Line from Murder in Paradise Bay.
Take it away Jen!
Stacey laughed nervously, ignoring the fact that Doug placed his hand on her shoulder, then gently glided his index finger down her bare arm. “I find that hard to believe.”
He pulled her chair closer, the legs scraping against the outdoor deck carpeting. Her wine swirled out of the glass onto her hands. He gently took the glass then licked the wine off her fingers. “I probably shouldn’t have done that.”
“Probably not,” she whispered. Her pulse raced out of control. Their fingers entwined. His thumb caressed her skin, sending sensual messages to her brain and her body. She wanted to feel his lips pressed against hers so badly she could taste him. “What are you doing?”
“I have no idea, but it involves your mouth.” His eyelids grew heavy. “I want to kiss you.”
She continued to stare into his dark eyes as he maneuvered closer, his breath hot on her cheek. He pressed his lips gently on her sun-kissed skin. He’d kissed her cheeks a million times, but never did it feel like this. Like it meant something. There was intent behind the way he let his warm lips linger, electrifying her skin. His long hair brushed against her shoulder. She shuddered.
“It wouldn’t be just any kiss.” He pressed his thumb against her lower lip. “It would be the kind of wet, sloppy kiss that changes everything.”
She held her breath. Her gaze went between his full lips and his dark smoldering eyes. His thumb rolled off her lip and down her chin. His strong hand cupped the back of her neck.
“Last change to stop me,” he whispered. His lips so close she could feel them against hers before they touched.
She looked deep into his eyes while his lips danced tentatively, but with purpose, across hers. She cupped his face, meeting his lips, and entangling their tongues together in something so decadently exquisite, she couldn’t get enough.
She ran her hands across his broad shoulders, digging her fingers into his back. His hand ran down her side, gliding over her hip, and gently squeezed her ass. She wanted to be closer. Feel his hard chest pressed against her body.
When she angled herself closer, he pulled back. Her chest heaving up and down as he stared at her for a long moment.
“You didn’t stop me,” he said. Then his lips were locked with hers in that wet sloppy kiss he’d promised. There was nothing controlled about it. His hand ran up and down her leg, stopping to cup her ass. She fisted his shirt, wanting to reach under it and run her fingers across his rock solid stomach.
The shaking of the deck forced her to pull away.
Doug wiped his lips, then handed her back her glass of wine, ripped open his chips, and adjusted his chair to an upright position. He winked playfully, focusing his attention on his snack.
She barely had enough time to catch her breath before her father stood at the base of her chair.
Murder in Paradise Bay by Jen Talty
Things were finally looking up for Douglas Tanner. His divorce was about to be final. His construction company was doing better than ever and he was ready to start a new beginning. He just hadn’t expected that new beginning included his long time friend and daughter of his business partner. But just as he expresses his new found feelings for Stacey, his soon to be ex-wife is found dead in the bottom of Lake George one day before he was to sign the divorce papers.
And Doug is the prime suspect. Not just in his wife’s murder. But also her lover’s disappearance.
New York State Trooper Stacey Sutten had just finished her rescue swimmer certification course and finally had some time to relax. Or so she thought as she’s called to a search and rescue mission. Only there was no rescue and the body she found just happened to be the wife of the man she was falling in love with.
As Doug and Stacey’s romance heats up, so does the case. One damning piece of evidence after the other lead the police to Doug’s door. Caught between trying to prove Doug’s innocent and doing her job, Stacey finds herself in the hot seat. Just when she thinks it can’t get any worse, she’s investigated as a possible accomplice.
Stacey must find out who really killed Mary, why they are hell bent on framing herself and the man she loves, before both of them get good look at the inside of a jail cell.
About Jen Talty
Jen Talty is an award-winning author of Romantic Suspense. Dark Water hit #10 in Barnes and Noble and her books have been in the top 50 on Amazon. Jennifer grew up in Rochester, New York. She recently retired from being a full-time hockey mom as her children hung up their skates. She and her husband still live in Rochester while her children travel globe. Jen was the co-founder of Cool Gus Publishing with NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer. For more information about Jen Talty please visit: jentalty.com.